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The rise of Narendra Modi, a double-edged sword for BJP

Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in Ahmedabad March 30, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in Ahmedabad March 30, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in Ahmedabad March 30, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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A supporter of Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi wears a mask as he gestures a victory sign during an election campaign rally ahead of the state assembly elections at Pavagadh town in Gujarat October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A supporter of Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi wears a mask as he gestures a victory sign during an election campaign rally ahead of the state assembly elections at Pavagadh town in Gujarat October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A supporter of Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi wears a mask as he gestures a victory sign during an election campaign rally ahead of the state assembly elections at Pavagadh town in Gujarat October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi (C) receives a garland from supporters during his day-long fast at Godhra in the western Indian state of Gujarat January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi (C) receives a garland from supporters during his day-long fast at Godhra in the western Indian state of Gujarat January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi (C) receives a garland from supporters during his day-long fast at Godhra in the western Indian state of Gujarat January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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